RIT Poets Give Free Reading at Borderís Bookstore, May 10




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Two Rochester Institute of Technology professors will give free readings from their new volumes of poetry next week.

Anne Coon and John Roche, both professors of language and literature at RIT, will read at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at Borders bookstore located at 1000 Hylan Drive in Henrietta.

Coon will recite selected poems from Daedalusí Daughter, published by FootHills Publishing. Her poetry has appeared in The Baltimore Review, Northeast Corridor, Proteus, The Lyric, Earthís Daughters, Womenís Studies and in the anthology, Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, Drama and the Essay (McGraw-Hill). A limited edition of her poetry, Henry James Sat Here, selected from Coonís poem cycle Via del Paradiso: poems from Siena and illustrated by Kurt Feuerherm, is forthcoming from the Old School Press. She is currently working on a historically based novel.

Roche will read from On Conesus, his new publication from FootHills Press. He has published poems in magazines that include House Organ, Jack Magazine, intent, Rolling Stock, Buff, MidWest Miscellany, Tai Chi and The Burning World. He also has a chapbook titled Ground Effects. Poems by him will soon appear in Le Mot Juste and Pinnacle Hill Review, as well as an anthology of Finger Lakes poetry. He also advises RITís literary magazine, Signatures.

Copies of Daedalusí Daughter and On Conesus will be available for purchase at the event. For more information about the poetry reading, contact John Roche at jroche@firstclass.rit.edu.